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senate Bill S. 1123

Reforming The Federal Government’s Surveillance Program

Argument in favor

The Obama Administration’s data collection program violates the privacy of people in the U.S. While there should be no data mining, but if it happens, there need to be more regulations to keep the NSA accountable for its surveillance.

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09/10/2015
And I quote...They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.-Benjamin Franklin
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Michael's Opinion
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08/26/2015
"Probable cause". Otherwise, keep your nose out of my private life.
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Mike's Opinion
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01/17/2016
Citizens have a right to privacy. The federal government should have to get a warrant before placing citizens under surveillance.
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Argument opposed

The federal intelligence community should be given free rein to collect data, so it can effectively protect the country against terrorists. If people have something to hide, perhaps they shouldn't be doing it at all.

Matt's Opinion
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06/15/2015
This bill doesn't even begin to address the real underlying problems. It merely changes who is housing the data. I fail to see how this makes us any safer from governments desire to have access to every bit of digital information. They will simply build back doors into the corporate data warehouses.
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RickS's Opinion
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07/17/2015
This is a fake reform bill to placate the masses. We want real reform and an end to mass surveillance and bulk collection.
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Justin's Opinion
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01/30/2016
U.S. Citizens should be willing to sacrifice some rights to keep us safe.
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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedApril 28th, 2015
    And I quote...They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.-Benjamin Franklin
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    This bill doesn't even begin to address the real underlying problems. It merely changes who is housing the data. I fail to see how this makes us any safer from governments desire to have access to every bit of digital information. They will simply build back doors into the corporate data warehouses.
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    This is a fake reform bill to placate the masses. We want real reform and an end to mass surveillance and bulk collection.
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    If Americans are abiding by the law, the government has no business surveilling/collecting our phone records, emails, posts, and/or websites we visit. In other words, if you're not doing anything wrong, NO ONE has any business in your business. The civil and constitutional rights of Americans are continually being stripped away. Do we really want the government to be in every facet of our lives? Doing what they want when they want with no due process?
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    Reform it by eliminate it, it's law enforcement agencies responsibility to monitor activity of suspected criminals. The more power given to the feds the more abuse of power. The DOJ is too big and corrupt . They don't follow the rule of law, they are a political terrorist organization.
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    Blanket and unwarranted surveillance and recording of personal communications is unconstitutional, period.
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    get a warret or stay the hell out. dont tread on our rights, there is a legal way and the government should follow the law. not just bypass it . we have rights and they should be protected to the max! as ben franklin said "those who would surrender freedoms for security will have neither and will in the end lose both"
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    Everyone hides things. Passwords, user names, bank account info. Do you think the NSA is immune from having criminals in it organization?
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    We should never give up our freedoms for a promise of safety. As Ben Franklin said, those who do, deserve neither.
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    Despite being spied on without cause or warrant the people are not being served when the terrorist continue to act with impunity
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    Citizens have a right to privacy. The federal government should have to get a warrant before placing citizens under surveillance.
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    Fear for your freedom, and rights. Safety Is an excuse used to incite the fear
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    The Obama Administration’s data collection program violates the privacy of people in the U.S. While there should be no data mining, but if it happens, there need to be more regulations to keep the NSA accountable for its surveillance.
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    The Constitution doesn't allow wholesale spying.
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    Shut it down on citizens unless they have shown cause. Keep it for those of foreign nations that are hostel to USA.
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    We're not criminals we have a right to privacy
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    Stop spying on us
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    We have no safety or liberty.
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    No warrant in a public court, no data collection!!
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    "Probable cause". Otherwise, keep your nose out of my private life.
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